For all of you that waited so patiently for the season-ending Madden ’12 Redskins roster updates, this post is for you.
Over the course of the season, the fine folks at EA Sports made literally thousands of tweaks and adjustments to the virtual rosters, keeping them as close to the genuine article as possible. Over the course of the season, there have been exactly 271 modifications to the Washington Redskins virtual roster, given to you on a week-by-week basis.
Yes, I counted them by hand.
With all of that being said, here are the final Redskins updates for this season:
The biggest riser in the entire virtual NFL this week was running back Evan Royster, who soared up five points with back-to-back 100-yard performances to close out the season. This was well-deserved credit for Royster, who impressed me during training camp, but had to wait until the end of the season for an opportunity to carry the load. All he did with that opportunity was finish the season second on the team in rushing yards.
It’s also worth noting that each of the four Redskins linebackers got a boost in the final week of the season. London Fletcher needs no introduction, but remains one of the top real and virtual linebackers in the game. Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan have the makings of one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league, and they’ve only been together for one year. And the newcomer to the group, second-year linebacker Perry Riley, seems to have answered the questions of whether or not he can hold down the other inside ‘backer position. This trend bodes well for the Redskins 3-4 defense going into next season.
Good luck to your virtual teams, and a hearty congratulations to each of your successful Redskins Madden franchises. Game on!